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please help me what tense in this sentence

W.1He............. there when our father died.

               A. still lived                             B. lived still    

            C. was still lived                                 D. were still living
2.. When I last saw him, he _____ in London.

          A. has lived     B. is living       

  C. was living                            D. has been living

21 May 2014      


1. He STILL LIVED there when our father died (A)
B. is incorrect order for that adverb
C is passive voice, and "live" is intransitive
D is WERE and "he" needs WAS

2. When I last saw him, he WAS LIVING in London (C)
"a" and "d" are present perfect, but you saw him some time AGO (no connection with present)
"b" is present continuous (NOW) and it doesn �t make sense either


21 May 2014     


I think the first one should be "was still living" - is that the correct version of option C? We have a continuous action (living) interrupted by a single action (my father �s death). "Live" can �t be passive as it is intransitive.

I agree with omarengteacher for the second sentence.

22 May 2014     

United States

I agree with FrauSue about "was still living".
omar is right about #2. He is right on #1 that it can �t be B, C or D.

22 May 2014